Video: Dell Demps Discusses the Chris Paul Trade, Newest Additions

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Published: December 15, 2011

Just by the tone of his voice you can tell that Dell Demps is a happier man today than he was yesterday. He gives his take on whether or not Gordon is the face of the franchise, Aminu’s future, Carl Landry returning, New Orleans being a team on the rise, and more. It’s good to have something to talk about besides that undersized point guard we used to have.

Also check out Matt Moore’s piece on how to rebuild the Hornets.

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16 comments
QueenBee
QueenBee

fazende_wvue sean fazende Based on contracts #hornets poised for a big offseason spending spree next year.... New owner with a ton of cap space 15 Dec

David
David

Jarrett Jack has been a starter in this league for a long time. You send a guy in mid-season and cut his minutes in half from what he is used to playing and of course he's going to take a while to get comfortable. He played much better toward the end of the year. Problem with this draft is there are few true point guards. Maybe the kid from Florida, but word is he is more a combo guard than a true point, although he can shoot the lights out. He and Gordon in the same backcourt would be reeee-diculous. It's a 'Big guy" draft though. Hopefully our picks pan out to be high picks and we can snag a couple blue chip guys, because there are about 8 of them.

J
J

Those guys at ESPN said alot of bad things about the trade and they say we should just fold the franchise

Joe Gerrity
Joe Gerrity

You're categorizing an entire organization by what a few individual contributors think. If Michael and I say the trade was good and Ryan and Jason says it was bad, does that mean that Hornets247 thinks it's good or bad?

Jason Calmes
Jason Calmes

It depends on who agrees with me, right?

Holy Cow
Holy Cow

Loved the Matt Moore article. As a season ticket holder, i am much more inclined to stay with this team if the front office demonstrates that they know how they need to operate to be competitive. We need only look at the very recent past to realize chasing mid-level exceptions and overpaying role players gets you to exactly where we find ourselves today. Be smart Dell.

James Online
James Online

Hornets site shows no media coverage of the game tomorrow. Is that right? No streaming or even audio?

Jason Calmes
Jason Calmes

Grizz's site shows the same, and they have their local tv listed for the regular season. Not looking good. I wrote the radio guys to see if they will broadcast locally at least. I'll check on online audio for you et. al. Sean and V do a good job if you haven't tried them...

Jason Calmes
Jason Calmes

CST is showing High School football state championships (Amite!). Grizz station has other stuff too. Radio guy confirmed that they will be broadcasting it. 106.1 locally but the Hornets site has a list of affiliates. For far away folks, try the websites of the stations, 1061neworleans.com for the flagship, and try online listening. Some things can't be broadcast that way, but not all stations comply. Also, your IP may matter, don't assume 1 failure translates into all failures.

Tyler
Tyler

Any chance the organization will use the amnesty clause on a player today or tomorrow?

Justafan
Justafan

Nice Joe. Now if we could just not start the season with a back up point guard as a starter. Just make one more deal for a starting caliber pg and we can get rolling. I'm not a fan of the Todd Bridges stunt double.

sundance
sundance

Let's see if Monty changes up his offense to accommodate EJ before passing judgment on Jarrett. Monty may not need a very strong PG if Gordon is creating off the wing. Dell will have to find a backup somewhere, Jarrett won't be able to play the season opener.

hkc
hkc

man, i love dell demps. with monty and demps, this team is gonna be a tight nit group. i know gordon is gonna love it, even if he's a little pissed at first. these players are gonna want to play for monty, they're gonna wanna give it their all. as long as they are competing, hustling, playing hard, it doesnt matter if we're losing. remember when dwest rebounded and played D when he felt like it? no more of that

X-Man
X-Man

Obviously David Stern is running the show and Demps is the front man. I hate to see him have a job and Stern won't let him do it.

QueenBee
QueenBee

Somebody stop Fletcher from asking questions!